Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The scopes of ELLS include, but are not limited to, the following topics: literature written in the English language, English linguistics, translation studies and related areas.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.

 

Publication Frequency

2018 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2017 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2016 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2015 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2014 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2013 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2012 Quarterly, published in March, June, September, December

2011 Semiannual, published in June and December

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Index/List/Archive

Academic Journals Database
Google Scholar
IBZ Online
JournalTOCs
Linguistics Abstracts Online
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
LOCKSS
NewJour
Open J-Gate
PKP Open Archives Harvester
SHERPA/RoMEO
UC Riverside Library

 

Order Printed Issues

Before you order printed journals, please contact:ells@ccsenet.org, checking the availability of journals.

Price: 40USD/copy

Shipping fee: 20USD/copy

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, English Language and Literature Studies calculates its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2017 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2017=(Citations2016+Citations2015)/(Publications2016+Publications2015)=(180+130)/(69+58)=2.44

2. h-index (February 2018): 13

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (February 2018): 19

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (February 2018): 8

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2012-2016 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (February 2018): 13

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics